Kon Wapos Lodge Contingent to the 2022
National Order of the Arrow Conference
Where: University of Tennessee at Knoxville
When: July 24-30, 2022
Who: Any registered member of Kon Wapos Lodge with a current BSA registration and OA Dues.
How: Register below now to reserve your spot.
National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) is a biennial event by Arrowmen for Arrowmen. It’s like a shorter Jamboree without cooking, tents, or muddy trails. And you’ll get lots of resources you can bring back to your home unit and the lodge to build a stronger program so all your friends can have more fun, too. NOAC features unforgettable fellowship, training, adventure and fun activities for Arrowmen of all ages and interests, and you get to meet some amazing people from across the nation.
NOAC is at University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN on July 25-30, 2022. We will be departing the morning of Sunday, July 24 and returning on Saturday, July 30. The pick-up and drop-off schedule will be determined during the summer of 2022 based on where contingent members live.
The conference theme is “Tomorrow Begins Today.” Today is a great time to consider joining us at NOAC, and tomorrow will be an even greater day to register! Check out this video for NOAC 2022 highlights.
We will stay on-campus in dormitory housing at UT-Knoxville Monday, July 25 through Saturday, July 30, 2022 and enjoy the best the university's dining has to offer. In addition to top-notch evening shows and parties, delegates can expect to attend training sessions, participate in open activities, attend the conference-wide carnival exhibition on Friday, trade patches, make new friends and live the Obligation and Admonition throughout the conference.
Activities at NOAC include:
Personal and team sports competitions, including basketball, a distance race (5K or 10K);
Action activities, such as mountainboarding, BMX and SCUBA;
Ceremonial competitions and native crafts;
Conservation and sustainability programs;
The national OA museum;
And much more!
We will depart from Green Bay, Appleton and Allenton the morning of Sunday, July 24 and return late in the evening Saturday, July 30. We are currently planning to travel by coach bus and will stay overnight in the greater Lexington, KY area on the way to the conference. We anticipate your $975 conference fee will cover:
Your national conference registration ($625);or discout registration ($575).
Transportation, meals/stipends, and lodging for 7/24 ($315);
Contingent patches and apparel (additional available for purchase) ($35);
Golden Arrow dues for 2022 ($140 value) for youth Arrowmen under age 21 on July 24, 2022.
Deposits (Discount Registration in Full or Discount w/ Payment Plan; see below) received by December 5 are eligible for a $50 discount (making your total cost $925; for youth, that's a $1115 value!).
There are three ways to register:
Discount Registration in Full* - $575 deposit (reduced conference fee; eligible for discount) due December 14 - non-refundable, transferable registration with $350 balance due May 1, 2022. Total cost is $925.
Discount w/ Payment Plan* - $200 deposit (eligible for discount) due December 14 - non-refundable, transferable registration. Additional payments can be made ahead but are due as follows: $155 due Jan. 1, Feb. 1, Mar. 1, Apr. 1; balance of $105 due May 1. Total cost is $925.
Standard Fee - $100 non-refundable, transferable deposit - Additional payments can be made ahead but are due as follows: $175 due Jan. 1, Feb. 1, Mar. 1, Apr. 1; balance of $175 due May 1. Total cost is $975.
* Note: Due to additional commitments we have on Discount Registration in Full & Discount w/ Payment Plan to provide the discount, the full contingent registration ($925) will be due, even if you are not able to attend; this can be transferred to a replacement delegate. We ask you work with us to find a replacement if you are unable to attend .
Deposits for Discount Registration in Full & Discount w/ Payment Plan (above) received by December 5 will make you eligible for a $50 discount; however, this has additional rules because of the discount from National: the lodge will pay your reduced conference fee up front ($575); you are responsible for ensuring the lodge receives the remaining balance of your $925 registration (Discount Registration in Full: $350; Discount w/ Payment Plan: $775), even if you cannot attend NOAC - this slot is transferable to another Arrowman from Kon Wapos Lodge. Deposits received after December 1 are also transferable and non-refundable, but there is no obligation to pay anything additional beyond this if you need to back out of the contingent.
We recognize that the final pricing is a bit higher than we anticipated - this is due to increased transportation costs and the need to stay overnight on the way to NOAC; however, we are including the group cost of meals to help with logistics. If a youth Arrowman (under age 21 on July 24, 2022) needs financial assistance, please contact Mike Mailand, Lodge Adviser. The NOAC Committee will be petitioning the Lodge Executive Committee at our next meeting to set aside funds in the 2022 budget to create a limited number of scholarships to assist with NOAC costs. Also please remember that unit and council fundraising opportunities exist to help with the cost of attending NOAC, including concessions at Green Bay Packers home games; contact Mike Mailand for details. Also note that all delegates are required to travel with the contingent – this is a change from 2020.